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Here are a few of the questions we hope to help you explore during this presentation starting with the most basic. CLICK 1 What is a Smart board? CLICK 2 How is it different from other common classroom tools? CLICK 3 And the most important question of all, how will it help my students?
We will begin our look at smart boards by thinking about what they are. CLICK 1 The most basic definition is that they are a whiteboard that is controlled by a computer. CLICK 2 The board contains sensors behind the screen which react to being pressed by either a finger or a stylus, a pen with no ink. When the computer senses that the smart board is being touched it reacts in a variety of ways, depending on the tool selected. More on that in a bit. The computer then reacts by sending a signal to the projector telling it what to select, move or write.
So why is a smart board more than a glorified whiteboard? CLICK 1 Probably one of the most striking things about a smart board is that students like using it. Students react differently to a chance to play with it than they do if they are asked to just put something on the board. As they gain more experience with it they become more interested in the things that it can do thereby increasing engagement. Students who had no interest in putting their ideas in front of the class suddenly want to have a chance to play with this technology. CLICK 2 Unlike a traditional whiteboard, a smart board allows you to save the content that is written on it. This will be discussed in more detail later. CLICK 3 Another aspect of a smart board is that it allow students and teachers to interact with existing applications. You can write on top of a word document, play with an internet applet, demonstrate a calculator feature by pushing actual calculator buttons on the screen or complete a geometer’s sketchpad construction. Of course there are many other instances where simply writing on top of a computer image makes teaching and learning better. CLICK 4 The smart board also allows you to select, copy and move existing information easily. Need to reorganize a series of thoughts? Simply select what you want and move it where you now need it.
Now that we know more about what a smart board is we can get down to some more detailed aspects of its use. CLICK 1 We will begin by looking at the basics of Smartboard use. CLICK 2 Next we will take a closer look at how others have implemented some of its features to help students in their classrooms
As you view this presentation we ask that you keep the following things in mind. CLICK 1 Today’s students require increasing levels of entertainment to remain engaged. This is especially true of struggling learners who often feel as though a rigorous curriculum is beyond their ability. As a result they disengage from traditional classroom activities. Right or wrong, their behaviors and disengagement in a classroom serve to only perpetuate their belief. Smart boards are able to provide a level of interactivity that captivates students and raises their level of engagement. CLICK 2 Aside from the engagement benefit, a smart board is also a great tool to increase effectiveness and efficiency. Information such as a agenda and learning targets can be prewritten in a format that students can easily read. Classes can be pre-scripted with transitions between the Launch, Explore and Summarize portions built in. Numerous activities already exist to aid you in your classroom. CLICK 3 Above all we ask that you consider what creative things you could do in your own classroom using the smart board.
Audio/Script: A Smart Board can facilitate many elaborate classroom endeavors and create dynamic lesson plans. Despite all of its superior abilities, its basic functions alone tremendously enhance any classroom. So let’s get started and check out some of these wonderful features that the SmartBoard has to offer! First, go to Start at the bottom left of your computer. Next go to “programs” and then go to “smart technologies” , “smart notebook” and finally click on “smart notebook 10” in order to start the program. When you start Smart the floating tool bar should appear on your screen to the left, as shown here. You can also create a shortcut and have the Smart icon on your desktop so that you can double click on the icon to start Smart instead of going through start.
Audio/Script: White Boards have colored pens and highlighters that can be used interchangeably that help to enhance to visual aspect of your most basic notes. The pens are the most basic yet important feature of the Smart Board. Three pens are available and come in the colors you see above. However, by clicking on the pen tool on your Smart Board you are able to turn any pen into another color, highlighter, or image of your choosing. (This is where the picture will transition to one from my own camera of my smart board’s tool bar). These pens allow you to quickly change between colors in order to emphasize a change in topic or an important piece of information. The special pen features like the flower and star are great for pointing to something really important. They are also fun to use when students put their own work on the board, they feel good when you stamp their work with a flower or a star! . The highlighters are especially useful when reading text from the book or a story problem on the board or when shading graphs. This is especially helpful for our visual learners. You can also drag shapes such as circles, pentagons, trapezoids very easily by simply dragging the shape from the top menu bar and dropping it onto the slide. This is very helpful for examples during class and for students to visually see the shape, especially in Geometry. In addition, if you are writing with the pen or your finger and you think that your handwriting might be a little hard to read, you can use the “word recognition feature.” You can simply box the word and it will recognize the word that you are writing and put it in computer font. This is nice if you want to clarify certain words for your students.
Audio/Script: Because a SmartBoard operates from your computer, it allows teachers the ability to save notes from class to class and day to day as Smart Files that are always accessible. In addition, these files can be instantly exported as PDF files so that they are accessible on any computer. The SmartBoard allows you to take notes that you have already created in Microsoft Word and switch them over to Smart notes. In order to do this, you need to open up the word document that you want to add into Smart notes. After this, you need to click on the camera feature either at the top or on the floating tool bar which will allow you to take a screen shot of your notes. Once you do this, the notes will automatically paste into Smart. From here you have the ability to use pens, highlighters, the special pens or your finger to write over the notes and/or fill in the blanks on your notes from Word.
Audio/Script Once you have filled in notes, Smart also offers the ability to save the Smart and export it as a PDF. In order to do this you need to go to “file” – “save as” and then choose the folder you want to save it to. Title your notes and hit save. Now if you want to export the Smart file as PDF you will go to “file” – “export” – “full page” – “save” and once again choose a folder, title the file and hit save. From here you can upload this file to any website or email necessary.
Audio/Script If you want to add more interactive activities into your lesson you may do so through a feature called the gallery. In order to get to the gallery you need to click on this picture that is located to the right or to the left on your screen. Once you open the gallery, click on interactive and multimedia tab in blue and search for anything that you are looking for. You can use the search button located at the top to type in a keyword to help make your search a little easier. With this feature, you can find a six sided die that allows you to actually roll it on the SmartBoard. You can find a spinner like the one seen here. The options are endless and Smart offers many interactive tools for teachers to use through the gallery.
Audio/Script In addition to creating notes through the SmartBoard for your lessons, you can also create interactive activities for the students to participate during a lesson. You can find these activities through the gallery. One activity that we use often in our math classes is called a vortex. In order to create a vortex you need to go to the gallery, and search “vortex.” After you put vortex in the search box, click on the interactive and multimedia tab below. At this point, different color templates will show up and you can select a template. Here is an example of a vortex that a math teacher created for an Algebra I class. You can easily edit the vortex by selecting “edit” at the top left. In order to create the vortex you need to come up with two “categories” and type these into the “vortex label 1” and the “vortex label 2” at the top. You then need to create expressions and/or equations that students can drag into the vortex. Next to the label, make sure you include the correct vortex that the label belongs in so that the screen will show students if they are correct or incorrect. It is very easy to make and super fun for students to use during class! Here is how the finish product will work!
Audio/Script Another interactive feature that the gallery in Smart has to offer is the ability to make Multiple Choice questions for students to answer during class. Go to the gallery and type “multiple choice” in the search menu and then select interactive and multimedia. This will generate a few different templates and give you the option to choose which one you want to use. From here, you can press EDIT at the top left to create your multiple choice questions. Here is an example of what the final product looks like once you create your question. If a student comes to the SmartBoard and choose the wrong answer, this screen (will show a picture) will appear. If the student chooses the correct answer, this (will show a picture) screen will appear. This activity works nicely because students are given immediate feedback right when they touch the screen. You can use this activity with the whole class or have small groups come up and try different questions. This is also very quick and easy to create and a great interactive tool to use with a class.
Audio/Script The last activity is one that we created for a review on linear functions in Algebra I. In order to play this game you need a Koosh ball or a ball similar to a Koosh ball. Students can form two teams (you can change the rules to best fit your students) and the first person throws the Koosh ball at the SmartBoard. When they throw it at one of the colored circles the screen will change to a math question that they need to answer. For example, if a student throws the ball and it lands on a red circle, this question (shown above) will appear. Students then need to answer this question. You can set it up as a game and if they team gets the answer correct they get a point and then pass the Koosh ball onto the next team. Students love this game because they like to throw the Koosh ball at the SmartBoard. Therefore it is a fun activity that gets many students involved and also has them doing math at the same time.
Group project story board
OUTLINE <ul><li>Introduction: struggling learners, smart board, cool </li></ul><ul><li>Open smartboard: start, etc </li></ul><ul><li>floating </li></ul><ul><li>Pens, fun pen, erasers, highlighters, zoomstuff, shapes, writing </li></ul><ul><li>Create notes: word doc, snapshot, paste, </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in notes w/ pen </li></ul><ul><li>Export notes: PDF (save, website, e-mail) </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery: interactive resources: die spinner, lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Examples refernce: interactive </li></ul>
Smart Board 101 by Laura Distelrath Jenna Kuess Lisa Kurtz and Steve Lawatsch
Introduction <ul><li>What is a Smart Board? </li></ul><ul><li>What sets it apart from a traditional white board? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some ways that I can use it to help my students? </li></ul>
What is a Smart Board? <ul><li>Minimally defined it is a white board that is attached to a computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Content is added when the board senses pressure </li></ul>
Why is a Smart Board Different? <ul><li>Students think its fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Save a copy of whatever is written. </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with other applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Reorganize ideas without having to erase. </li></ul>Smart Board with TI N-Spire Emulator open.
How do I use it? <ul><li>A closer look at the basics. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas from classroom teachers. </li></ul>Photo by: Rob (popofatticus) retrieved from Flickr
Things to Consider <ul><li>Struggling Learners. </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient and effective teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do with this technology? </li></ul>
Smart Board Basics TEXT ON SCREEN: none **From here on out the rest of the information will not appear on slides it will be recorded through Slide O Matic and we will be navigating our computers. Screen Share of opening Smart from “Start” and by using the floating toolbar.
Title: Writing on the SmartBoard TEXT ON SCREEN: none already typed…Added to the screen by writing “I love math!” Use eraser Use special pen Show colors Use highlighter Shapes dragging feature Word recognition
Title: Creating Notes TEXT ON SCREEN: starts blank then word screen captures are added from Notes 9.2 “ camera”, word, select, Smart, paste Show filling in blanks (text on screen from notes captured (see above))
Title: Using and Saving Notes TEXT ON SCREEN: starts blank then Smart Screen starts filling in notes Begin filling in notes Save as Smart file – save as, choose folder, title, save Export as PDF – Export, fullpage, save, choose folder, title, save Upload to any website or email necessary
Title: Gallery TEXT ON SCREEN: starts in blank Smart Notebook, go to gallery and insert Open gallery Dice (roll), spinner, vortex, MC Show how to type in and then drag and use
Lesson Example - VORTEX <ul><li>Final Product </li></ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul>
Multiple Choice <ul><li>Final Product </li></ul><ul><li>Right or Wrong? </li></ul>
Title: Conclusion TEXT ON SCREEN: Summary of Main Points **This will stay as a Powerpoint slide. We will use animations to introduce every bullet point. Excellent for visual learners Ability to save and reuse material good for struggling learners and absent students Reviewed Basic Features: Opening Smart Using basic writing features Special Features – Shapes, special pens, word recognition Creating Notes & Saving as PDFs Gallery – Interactive Features and Lessons *We will attach the three activities that we showed in the tutorial for teachers to have access to. For Pictures here…. we will insert pictures from our cameras of us and our students using the SmartBoard.